Articles about University of Washington

Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

05 Aug 2021

World
Air pollution linked with higher risk of dementia: Study

Even a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living in those areas, shows a study conducted in the US.

Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

14 Oct 2020

Technology
Coronavirus reinfections are possible, very rare, and significant

In the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, there were talks of herd immunity with a significant portion of the population contracting the viral infection.

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

16 Sep 2020

World
William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

World
New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

13 Apr 2020

World
Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is looking at reopening some parts of its economy by May, the government's expert on the infectious disease hinted on Sunday.

Crows attack this Madhya Pradesh man every day: Here's why

04 Sep 2019

India
Crows attack this Madhya Pradesh man every day: Here's why

For the last three years, Shiva Kewat has been living a life of fear. Every day, as soon as Kewat steps out of his home in Shivpuri's Sumela village, Madhya Pradesh, a murder of crows swoop down from the sky, clawing and biting the poor man.

Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

19 May 2019

Technology
Now, detect ear infections with an app and paper cone

Soon, you'll be able to detect infections in the ear of your kid using an app.

Male contraceptive pill steps closer to reality, passes safety test

27 Mar 2019

World
Male contraceptive pill steps closer to reality, passes safety test

A recent study showed birth control method for men can be a reality soon as the male contraceptive pill has passed safety test in humans.

Robotic caretaker: The machine that can feed you on command

11 Mar 2019

Technology
Robotic caretaker: The machine that can feed you on command

We have already seen how good, not to mention productive, machines can be.

India-born woman student to get 'Young Scholar' award in US

11 Sep 2018

World
India-born woman student to get 'Young Scholar' award in US

Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, an India-born woman scholar in the US, has been chosen for a prestigious award for her work to help detect potentially life-threatening health issues using smartphones.

Rather than curing air pollution, Delhi focuses on preventing it

22 Mar 2018

Delhi
Rather than curing air pollution, Delhi focuses on preventing it

A pollution prediction model will soon be installed in Delhi, the kind which has already been installed by SAFAR across the country and the one present in Beijing, a government official said.

Even as Delhi stifles, Modi, ministers to get clean air

20 Mar 2018

Delhi
Even as Delhi stifles, Modi, ministers to get clean air

A total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office and at least six other government departments between 2014 and 2017, even as Delhi's common masses continue to reel under the rising pollution levels.

University of Washington may study Delhi's deadly air pollution

12 Mar 2018

Delhi
University of Washington may study Delhi's deadly air pollution

The Delhi Government, determined to find out the source of its now-deadly air pollution, is getting ready to commission a project to University of Washington to conduct a real-time source apportionment study.

Move over facial-recognition! "Smart clothes" that store passcodes are here

02 Nov 2017

Technology
Move over facial-recognition! "Smart clothes" that store passcodes are here

Computer scientists at University of Washington, including an Indian-origin researcher, developed a new "smart fabric" that stores information in clothes invisibly without built-in sensors or power source.

Scientists develop app to detect pancreatic cancer through selfies

30 Aug 2017

Technology
Scientists develop app to detect pancreatic cancer through selfies

Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst medical conditions with a low survival rate; only 9% patients survived past five years.

The lip syncing AI enabled tech: Trouble in waiting

18 Jul 2017

Technology
The lip syncing AI enabled tech: Trouble in waiting

The artificial intelligence is making video forgery easy, which can make even authentic videos lose their credibility.

ARM chip to aid in brain and spinal injury recovery

18 May 2017

Technology
ARM chip to aid in brain and spinal injury recovery

ARM and US researchers at the Centre for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at University of Washington are working on a chip capable of helping people to recover from brain and spinal injuries.